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Chicken Thighs with a Balsamic and Garlic Sauce

I wanted to try out a new balsamic vinegar I picked up at Trader Joe’s, so I thought I would make it into a sauce for some chicken thighs. The chicken turned out really moist and tender and went...

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Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

My daughter and son were really wanting a smoothie for a snack so I looked to see what I had on hand. I found some bananas, strawberries and yogurt. I added a bit of ice, honey and milk and...

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Spinach with Mushrooms, Onions and Bacon

I had a bunch of baby spinach I needed to use up and decided to try something new instead of my usual spinach with vinegar. I found some mushrooms, onions and bacon in the refrigerator and thought they would...

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Shredded Pork Taquitos

I had a pork roast to use up and decided to cook it slow and low in the oven with green chiles to make shredded pork. I thought I was going to make tacos or a taco salad with...

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Broccoli with Kalamata Olives, Garlic and Lemon

Here’s another great recipe from Fine Cooking. I usually just steam broccoli and season with salt and pepper but I decided to try this recipe and I am so glad I did. The kalamata olives and lemon along with...

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Cilantro and Lime Chicken Breasts

As you can tell from my blog, I love Mexican food and flavors. I was craving chicken so I marinated a couple of breasts in some olive oil, garlic, lime zest and cilantro. The flavor was fantastic. I served...

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Time flies when you’re having fun. Today is For the Love of Cooking’s one year anniversary. This has been a wonderful journey for me. Not only have I become a much better cook, I have organized my recipes and...

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Gingerbread Cake

I found this recipe in my Cooking Light cookbook. We were having friends over and I wanted to serve a nice dessert that was light, low calorie but still really tasty. I adapted the recipe just a little bit....

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Baked Shrimp with Fennel and Feta over Penne

My mother sent me a couple of boxes filled with her old cookbooks, cooking magazines and two other cookbooks she received from her friend, Gwenn (thanks Gwenn). I’ve had so much fun looking through all of them. There are...

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Potato Salad with Artichokes, Green Beans, Olives and Feta

I adapted a recipe I found in my new favorite cookbook I found at the library, “Fine Cooking Annual 1″. The salad sounded really interesting and tasty so I thought I would give it a try. I am very...